COM 750 Briefings, De-briefings & Presentation

High-level strategic security requires particularly refined communications skills. This course covers advanced techniques of communication, with emphasis on skills germane to the strategic security environment. A major premise of this course is that effective written, visual, and oral communication requires an ability to read and evaluate written, visual, and oral communication. Students will study and apply principles of effective communication as used in preparing and conducting effective briefings. They will acquire and apply expertise in the technical and visual aspects of effective presentations. Students will also learn how to handle briefings and presentations for politically, intellectually, and culturally diverse audiences; how to work with an interpreter; and how to handle biased, indifferent, or hostile listeners. Finally, the course will outline effective methods for managing conflicting opinions and resolving differences while maintaining an open intellectual atmosphere.

This course is offered in the following degree programs:

This course is offered in the following Certificates:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Research and evaluate finished  intelligence briefings for their  formative characteristics and  summative value.

Identify, edit, revise, and  evaluate written language  and intelligence briefings for  conciseness, precision,  clarity, parallelism,  modification, agreement,  punctuation, and appropriate  language usage.

Understand the characteristics  of effective presentations with  respect to intelligence related  material; evaluate oral  presentations for  effectiveness.

Demonstrates how leaders utilize effective presentation skills to convey intelligence-related materials to diverse audiences.

Write formal,  written intelligence briefings,  compose PowerPoint  presentations with visual  aids, draft speech outlines,  compile research-based  dossiers on briefing  audiences, and present oral presentations.

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